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SERV_NO: O-028582
LNAME: NELSON
FNAME: JAMES
MNAME: WALTER
SFX:  
RANK_Posthumous: MAJ
LOSS_DATE: 3/2/1951
Status per Govt: MIA
Should be Status: DIEH
CIRCUMST OF LOSS: Did not return from night recon msn, wreckage sighted by USAF F-51pilot 2 mi S of Sohung
EVIDENCE_ALIVE:  
EVIDENCE_DEAD: Heard from Maj Shiplaw that James had died- Paul Martelli
COMMENT1:  
COMMENT2:  
HOME_CITY: MILWAUKEE
STATE: WI
BIRTH_DATE: 8/5/1922
NICKNAME:  
RACE:  
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ID_MARKS:  
CASE: A197
KWALD_COMMENT:  
CREW_STATUS: CPT James W. Nelson, MSGT Don W. Koontz, USMC, MIA/BNR
SERVICE: USMC
DIV_or_GRP: MAG-12
RGT_or_WNG: VMF-513
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VEHICLE: F7F-3N
VEH_ID: 80434
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LIST_71:  
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WITH: VMF-513
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UTM_Coord: BT5358
KWALD: 1272
GRAVE:  
Birth_YR: 1922
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